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Admissions Coordinator, full-time, permanent

START DATE: ASAP

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Circa £32,000 plus outstanding benefits package including life insurance, private medical insurance and generous pension scheme.

THE ROLE:

This is an excellent opportunity to join the most innovative new institution in Higher Education. As our Admissions Coordinator, you will organise the end-to-end admissions process for both direct and UCAS applications, from first contact to enrolment. You will work closely with other members of the admissions team and with academic colleagues, using well developed influencing skills. The role has specific responsibility for processing student visa applications, ensuring that the College complies with UKVI requirements.

Following three years of successful UK/EU student recruitment, launch of our own degree programmes and graduation of our first students, the College has been granted a Tier 4 probationary Sponsor Licence and its 23 undergraduate degree courses have been designated by the Department of Business Innovation and Skills. While NCH will always be a small college, numbers are expected to rise significantly in the next few years; student recruitment will be the main driver for this growth.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Visa student application processing (approximately 20% of workload)

  • Ensure that NCH gathers complete applicant data, to meet UKVI requirements
  • Check applicants’ documents
  • Submit applications for internal vetting
  • Generate clear communications

Application generation (approximately 10% of workload)

  • Cooperate with other team members in providing personalised admissions guidance to prospective applicants, in-person and via email and telephone
  • Provide occasional consultations to prospective applicants, their parents and counsellors
  • Help to represent NCH at a small number of UK student recruitment events, including HE Fairs and UCAS Fairs
  • Assist in hosting visitors at NCH Open Days, Taster Days, Receptions and Open Lectures

Student application processing (approximately 50% of workload)

  • Coordinate the processing of all student applications from submission to outcome, to ensure that applicants receive individual attention and make rapid progress
  • Manage student data, to secure compliance with the Data Protection Act
  • Gather applicants’ references and supporting documents
  • Liaise with other members of the team and academics, to ensure prompt and complete academic consideration of each applicant
  • Track decisions on whether to interview, arrange interviews, support applicants on interview day and coordinate post-interview feedback
  • Prepare and brief other members of the team and academics for Awards Panels

Application conversion (approximately 20% of workload)

  • Coordinate the despatch of offer packs
  • Follow up responses to offers
  • Support applicants throughout

ENVIRONMENT:

The College is based in a prestigious, Grade I listed Georgian building in the centre of the university district in Bloomsbury, central London. The team members are very bright, committed people, working in a busy, open office environment in pleasant surroundings. There will be frequent contact with able and ambitious students.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Essential: Ability to work as part of a team and independently; excellent written and oral communication skills; well-developed organisational skills; diplomatic influencing and relationship-building skills, to work with others and to convert initial enquiries into successful enrolments; a high level of attention to detail; good understanding of UKVI regulations and Tier 4 CASs in particular.

Desirable: Knowledge of the UCAS application process; an understanding of the life of sixth-formers and how schools function; an appreciation of the process of deciding where to apply to university and for what course; awareness of the challenges faced by university applicants and their parents.

EXPERIENCE:

Essential: HE admissions experience in a UK university; recent experience of processing Tier 4 applications and applying the UKVI regulations, including checking applicants’ documentation, issuing CASs and generation of CAS communications; working as part of a team.

Desirable: Processing UCAS applications; HE student recruitment.

EDUCATION, QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING:

Essential: Good first degree

Desirable: Good first degree in the humanities

To apply, please submit a covering letter together with your curriculum vitae to jobs@nchum.org. Please reference the subject as “AC0815”.


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